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Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 1936 (USA)
When Countess Marya Zaleska appears in London, mysterious events occur leading Dr. Von Helsing to believe the Countess must be a vampire.

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Garrett Fort (screenplay), Bram Stoker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Otto Kruger ... Jeffrey Garth
Gloria Holden ... Countess Marya Zaleska (Dracula's Daughter)
Marguerite Churchill ... Janet
Edward Van Sloan ... Professor Von Helsing
Gilbert Emery ... Sir Basil Humphrey
Irving Pichel ... Sandor
Halliwell Hobbes ... Hawkins (as Halliwell Hobbs)
Billy Bevan ... Albert
Nan Grey ... Lili (as Nan Gray)
Hedda Hopper ... Lady Esme Hammond
Claud Allister ... Sir Aubrey (as Claude Allister)
Edgar Norton ... Hobbs
E.E. Clive ... Sergeant Wilkes
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Storyline

Prof. Van Helsing is in danger of prosecution for the murder of Dracula...until a hypnotic woman steals the Count's body and cremates it. Bloodless corpses start appearing in London again, and Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of Jeffrey Garth, psychiatrist, in freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence. The scene changes from foggy London back to that eerie road to the Borgo Pass... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She gives you that weird feeling! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Part of the original Shock Theatre package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

Goofs

The sergeant refers to the police station to which the body of Dracula has been brought as "Whitby Jail". The term "jail" is only used in the UK to refer to dedicated prison facilities (and mostly in a historical context: e.g. Newgate Gaol). It it not used to refer to police stations. See more »

Quotes

Lady Esme Hammond: My dear, how sweet of you to come.
Janet Blake: Don't you know it's very rude to stare at strangers?
Dr. Garth: Thought I'd gotten rid of you for a while.
Janet Blake: Not while there's a dangerous looking brunette like that around.
Lady Esme Hammond: You know, my guests are dying to meet you.
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Connections

Referenced in To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 17 March 1959 (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No.5 in F Sharp Major, Op.15-2
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Who is going to tie your tie?
23 November 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In London, two policemen find the body of a man, Renfield, with neck broken and Dracula with a stake through his heart. They arrest Prof. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) that tells that he did it and take him to the Scotland Yard. The inspector Sir Basil Humphrey (Gilbert Emery) asks Von Helsing who might defend him and the professor asks for the psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Garth (Otto Kruger). Meanwhile, the mysterious Countess Marya Zeleska (Gloria Holden), who is Dracula's daughter, compels the policeman that is in charge to take care of the bodies and takes Dracula's body with her to bury him with her assistant Sandor (Irving Pichel) before dawn, expecting to be released from the family's curse.

In Edinburgh, Jeffrey is hunting with friends and his assistant Janet Blake (Marguerite Churchill) comes to tell him that he has an appointment with the Scotland Yard to help his friend Von Helsing. When Von Helsing tells him about Dracula, Jeffrey believes that he is obsessed with the vampire and promises to help him. During the night, he goes to a party where he meets the Hungarian Countess and he tells his theories about the vampire blood thirsty that he believes is an obsession. Now, Countess Zeleska believes that Jeffrey can heal her and release her from her blood thirsty and she wants to bring him to her castle to spend the eternal life with her in Transylvania.

"Dracula's Daughter" is a great vampire movie, with the dramatic story of a vampire woman that wishes to be free from the curse of her father, Dracula. The plot is naive and funny, and the relationship between the annoying Jeffrey and the witty Janet is amusing. This is one of the best movies of Universal Studios in this genre. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Filha de Drácula" ("The Dracula's Daughter")


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Release Date:

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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